We’ve had such an amazing experience with this year’s class of apprentices. They’re growing, producing cool stuff, and the Holy Spirit is at work. It’s such a privilege to be able to do the work that I do with these young writers.

We’re now halfway through the year, which means our next class of full-time writing apprentices will start in just six months! That means that we’re starting to prepare for you to come.

If you’re interested in joining that class of apprentices, the time to apply is now.

It’s fairly easy to apply and there’s no cost. If you think an apprenticeship might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. An application is just a conversation starter so that we can work together to determine if it’s a good fit.

We process applications on a rolling basis, as we receive them. We plan to invite about six apprentices this year. We’ll continue to accept applications for as long as seats are available, up until the week before orientation if needed, but when the program is full, it’s full.

In order to give us time to process your application, and to give yourself time to make arrangements to move to Cambridge if you’re accepted, we recommend applying by May 15.

When we receive an application, it usually takes us about six weeks to go through the process.

The process looks like this:

  1. We receive an application, read it, and pray over it.
  2. We schedule a Zoom interview with the applicant.
  3. We continue to pray and may ask follow-up questions via email, or may meet again via Zoom.

If it’s a good fit, we’ll provide an invitation to the program. You’ll have about 30 days to decide if you want to accept that invitation.

As we walk through that process, you’re encouraged to ask us as many questions as we ask you.

At whatever point in that process we’ve determined that the applicant isn’t the right fit for the program, we’ll clearly communicate that and not move any further.

As we discuss and pray with applicants, every year we have some applicants who determine for themselves that it’s not a good fit. That’s a win for everyone. It’s our goal for every apprentice to be really happy and successful here.

An apprenticeship is more personal than a college class. We’re not just looking for the “best” writers to join our program, we’re looking for the individuals that are going to mesh well and thrive in this unique environment. You won’t know if that’s you until we start talking, so we encourage you to apply.

The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll have an answer and be in a position to make better plans.

I’m confident there isn’t another opportunity like this one in the entire world. Don’t disqualify yourself. The only way to know if it could be a good step for you is to apply and explore it with us.

If you have any questions about the apprenticeship program, please reply to this email. Melissa will get your email and she’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.

We’d also love for you to visit. You can schedule a visit at any time on our website (or just reply to this email), but you should also check out our Spring Retreat, April 19-20. The retreat is a great time to come hang out and see what we’re all about. Learn more about the Spring Retreat and sign up here.

If you’re playing with the idea of an apprenticeship, we want you to apply. The sooner the better, but definitely by May 15. You don’t have to guess if you’ll be accepted. You don’t have to speculate if you’d like it. Let’s talk and figure it out together. We’re all on the same team—to put you in a good and healthy situation moving forward. Maybe that’s at The Company, but maybe it’s not. The only way to find out is to apply and talk together.

If you’re ready to get serious about becoming a professional writer, is there any good reason that you shouldn’t fill out the application right now? Get started here. It could be the first step to something amazing.

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